My Outfit Monday: Am I on the air?
The chance of doing a TV interview today made me step up my fashion plan this morning. Unfortunately, it didn't work out due to scheduling conflicts.
On the bright side, it makes for a very prepared My Outfit Monday dispatch. So, uh, live from the Times' Tallahassee bureau, it's me!
To answer your first question, no, I am not wearing white tights. Why yes, that question did come from my own mother last night. Moving on.
I snagged the year-old tweed skirt from Banana Republic's Mad Men collection when it went on sale. I love the retro look and the curvy fit.
The fuschia shirt is a gift from a couple Christmases ago, and it comes from Express. A wise woman (OK, Deal Diva Stephanie) once advised me to wear jewel tones when on camera, advice I heeded to nice results for a December interview but didn't need today. I love the puffy, silk sleeves.
The multi-strand necklace is where things get redundant. Not only did it come from Banana Republic, but it was also a Christmas gift. I noticed it on sale this weekend as I shopped for ma mere.
I saved the best part for last: my new suede heels. BAM, they're high -- unlike the price I paid for them (wordplay high-five!).
These were $19.99.
Remember when Deal Diva Kim told us about Beyond the Rack, the site that distributes daily emails about soon-to-expire designer deals? I've been getting the alerts ever since but didn't open one until I realized my dire need for new heels. The brand is Bucco Capensis -- heard of it? With built-in platforms, they are as painful as they look.
Is anyone out there a fan of Beyond the Rack? I love the shoes but not the $10 shipping fee (though it obviously wasn't a deal-breaker).
Deal Diva Katie
(Photos via kind colleague Tia Mitchell's iPhone.)